The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 69 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 7 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 0.46% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.65% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £419 £331 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £283 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £441 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £344
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
Automation Testing
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
751 614 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.24% 70.09% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 345 367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) ITSM
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) API Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) GIS
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) HTML

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Engineering Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) API Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft